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Yates County legislature makes changes to weapons ban law, public hearing set for Wednesday

Gun control in NY: Gun rights activist says newly-signed legislation won’t prevent future mass shootings
The Yates County Legislature will host a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed law that would ban the possession of weapons in any building owned, leased or operated by the county. The hearing will be ... more
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Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges

Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges
The former official in a small Yates County town accused of two felonies and a misdemeanor was found guilty — but only of the latter charge — after Judge Jason Cook rendered a decision. Yates ... more
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Yates murder trial won’t begin until July now, delayed from May start

The trial of a Branchport man accused of killing his mother has been delayed, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Yates County DA Todd Casella said the trial of Paul Khouzam, which had been scheduled ... more
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Bench trial scheduled for former Barrington official accused of faking occupancy certificate

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A short bench trial is scheduled for the former official accused of offering a false instrument for filing, and also issuing a false certificate. John Griffin's bench trial is scheduled for July 26th and 27th ... more
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‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10.3 million in investment, which will bring rural broadband infrastructure to more than 1,600 households, more than 300 businesses, and will cover more than 80 square miles in Yates ... more
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‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers - By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th ... more
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Landmark demolished in Town of Barrington

Landmark demolished in Town of Barrington
A familiar landmark in Barrington along Route 54 is no more. The entrance to The Viking Resort was demolished Monday, Nov. 25. The driveway will become the private drive for one of the seven lots ... more
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Country Glaze (photo)

Country Glaze (photo)
A light glaze in Yates County. Photo by Tracie Marie ... more
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Trial likely in case of ex-Barrington official

Trial likely in case of ex-Barrington official
A trial could be held early next year for the town of Barrington’s former code enforcement officer. Motions in the case of John Griffin were argued Tuesday in Yates County Court. Griffin faces felony charges ... more
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One airlifted to Strong, several others hospitalized after head-on crash in Barrington

Waterloo driver ticketed after two-car crash in Bloomfield
On Saturday, September 14th around 12:17 p.m. deputies were called to the intersection of State Route 14A and State Route 230 in Barrington for the report of a head-on crash. Deputies say that Candida R ... more
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10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake

10 fun things to do for under $65 on Keuka Lake
Keuka Lake is a large and unusually shaped member of the Finger Lakes family. Sometimes called "The Crooked Lake," Keuka Lake branches into two separate lakes on the north end. The lake is "anchored" by ... more
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Sheriff: No treatable injuries after crash in Barrington

Sheriff: No treatable injuries after crash in Barrington
Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike reports an accident, which occurred on Welker Road in the Town of Barrington. No injuries were reported. However, Spike says that Thomas F. O'Mara, Jr., 17, of Elmira; and his ... more
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Code enforcement official indicted over The Olney Place dispute

Former Barrington official found guilty of misdemeanor, but not felony charges
A Yates County grand jury has indicted a former town of Barrington code enforcement officer on felony charges related to paperwork he allegedly issued for a taproom at The Olney Place, the district attorney announced ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County
Scream louder than the pessimists. That's how Steve Griffin has approached his role as CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center. But, now that he's been in the position for more than a decade ... more
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Ex-codes officer charged in long-running Barrington bar dispute

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It’s a beer drama that never seems to end. It’s been four years since an upscale food market overlooking Keuka Lake attempted to add a beer tap room and deck to its offerings. The Olney ... more
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Greenidge gets green light, as well as controversial 5-year extension

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Since its restart in the Spring of 2017, the Greenidge Generation power station has been skirting federal law governing its use of cooling waters drawn from Seneca Lake. The Clean Water Act requires electric power ... more
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Barrington justice resigns while under investigation for interjecting herself into custody case

Barrington Town Court Justice Rennee N. Crofoot has resigned while under investigation by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct for allegedly interjecting herself in a custody proceeding pending before another judge, according to ... more
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One dead after hours-long standoff, gasoline fire in Yates

Hours long standoff ends with one dead in Yates
A warrant execution turned into a long, multi-department investigation, which even involved the FBI on Monday, as authorities dealt with an hours-long standoff that left one man dead. According to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike ... more
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